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Hello folks,

I have a logitech g35 usb headset and also a soundblaster live xfi extrme music card in my pc. I'm running xp with service pack 3. I was wondering if there was a way to send sound output from a movie I'm watching in the kmplayer to both the logitech headset and also to the soundblaster xfi output so that the audiotrack of the movie is being sent to both devices.


I haven't been able to figure out a way to do this. If anyone has ideas to do this please let me know. Wondering if I could do this in another OS like windows 7 or if it's an application change that could do it, like windows media player or vlc player. Thanks for your responses!
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It probably can be done from the drivers somehow, but it can be a pain. The alternative is using one of these 2$ jack splitters:

. You can find them even cheaper at local stores, I got mine for a couple of cents.
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Thanks for the info dragosmp. Only problem is that a splitter wouldn't work in my case because I have one audio source going through USB and the other going through the mini jack of my soundblaster xfi. You know I was thinking that maybe windows 7 could do something like this whereas XP can't. Leaving that conclusion to the experts like yourself. I have just enough knowledge to destroy my system.
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iKnow it can be done... But I'm not sure how in your specific case. :|
Using my onboard soundcard (at rear) and connecting the front panel to the motherboard (audio / mic jack at case front) I can replicate the sound to both headset and speakers using Realtek HD Audio Manager...
Have you tried looking up IndieVolume, not sure if it can merge outputs, but you can set specific applications volume and specify thier output. (Works great for WinXP for controlling multiple applications volumes)

Alternatively, can you setup a Stereo Mix to listen to the sound through the speakers, and for it to be played back through the other audio device?

This can also be a good way to play music to your mates to annoy them as it can be set as your recording / microphone device... Works wonders on Skype xD

Edit: Using IndieVolume, you can create a 'Virtual' Device and add multiple audio outputs. This creates what they call a 'multi-room' device. I.e. sound set to play through the 'Virtual' device is broadcast to any linked outputs.
Which could be you're Speakers, Headset, TV (if you can) and any connected device in the house could all broadcast the same sound...



Ugh, I want to connect everything in the house to my PC, and have multi-room gaming sounds... XD
Edited by ShadowEW - 8/10/11 at 7:35am
 
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